Friday, April 25, 2014

I get to spend each day in the service of God!

Hello Family!
It does sound like a pretty stressful week you guys had there. I really likes nimbus. He was my favorite bunny out there. No one can compare to him. He will always have a special place in my heart. I will have to tell Sam and Bryan they really have a special connection to nimbus too. Tell tori not to worry because Nimbus will be hopping towards her as she arrives on the other side with his little bunny paws wide open to greet her! I am glad that you could get a new one though! You are to nice of a mom though....You just secretly love animals and keep getting more and more. Or you just love your kids to much that you spoil us. Either way you are way to nice. I love you more than the world!

Well Sister Martinez and I are working hard. Trying hard to find some new people to teach! We found the Mcnew family, and a woman named Sarah to teach this past week. We are hoping to invite them to be baptized soon. If not with a date, at least it will give them something big to think about. They are very interested in the Book of Mormon, which is amazing!! They read it!! Wow. It seems like they are keeping commitments without us even saying anything.
Funny story how we found Sarah, or she found us I guess you would say. We were volunteering at Loving Hearts where we usually volunteer at. They are all such GOOD people. Wow they are amazing, I am pretty sure they are all Catholic. Don't quote me on that thought. Its a Food Pantry, but has a Thrift shop on the other side. Anyways we were just sitting there putting clothing on the hangers, and Sarah comes up and says. You guys visit people right? We are like ya I guess you could put it that way. She said well I would love for you guys to come visit with me and we will talk God and discuss the bible. BOOM, even when it did not seem like what we were doing was "inviting others to come unto Christ" even though we were not shouting from the street corner that he lives, we were still examples and someone knew who we were!
We met with her just a couple of nights ago and she told us about herself, we told her what we do. And she loves it. She loves God and she recognizes him in all things, she just doesn't go to a church that often. We introduced the Book of Mormon to her, and get this, She asked US if we had an extra copy that we could give to her. ELL OH ELL. OH BOY DO WE HAVE SOME EXTRA COPIES! So we gladly gave it to her, and she told US she was going to start reading it. How cool is that? I know God has prepared her to receive our message. God truly prepares all his children. I love that.
Well. I also got a free teacup from the lady at the thrift shop, her name is Donna. I really like her, she is a gem. I picked it up and said WOW! This teacup is beautiful, and she asked if I collected them, I said no but told her me and my sister LOVE antiques and are always looking for fun teacups, and she said well its yours! A tender mercy from the Lord that was! I love that he cares about me enough to send people like Donna into my life. To help me become more charitable and giving. Its amazing. These people out here get you to the very core! They all have such amazing stories to tell, and they can sure talk your ear off, I never thought I would have to worry about the amount of time we spend at our appointments, but you really do!!! I love it. They are so friendly...If you are not knocking at their doors. kidding. Some are friendly then too.
Sister Martinez is seriously a gem. I don't think that I could have asked for a better comp. She is insane like me. We always joke that they sent the two crazy sauce Sister Missionaries to the outskirts of the mission. And these people are pretty crazy too, so we match perfectly!! For real though. We have a ton of fun, and the Union Elders are the bomb. We have grown so close to them. But a new transfer is coming up and Elder Cox is being transferred to a SMALL town in the middle of no where according to the members of the Washington ward. We will be keeping Elder Abad for a little bit longer, But gaining a new Elder that we can learn to love as well! Wow. I love this mission. Sometimes it feels like only Washington and Union is my mission. I will stay here my whole mission right? I hope. Its heaven. There are so many beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and the rolling hills are so green! The river is pretty dirty, but the Sun sets nicely on it. I wish you could all see it. The blossoms are so gorgeous too!! They are everywhere. The hills also grow little purple flowers. So its bright green and purple as you drive around. Man Its really nice. Pictures don't do it justice fo sho.
Easter was amazing. I had such a good time. Wow. I did get to share the Because of Him video twice yesterday with an investigator and a member. So I was excited! We visited a lot of people yesterday, we have a really good time. But no one made a meal quite like you mama. You sure know how to cook up some real nice stuff. I kept trying to explain the rhodes roll lamb that you make every year! But IDK if you made it this year?? Anyways she was extremely confused, but I think she got it? She probably just gave up on my horrible explanation. She is nice to me like that.
This work is crazy awesome. I get to spend each day in the service of God! And some days I just forget how amazing that truly is!! I know that my redeemer lives, I know I am nothing without God. He makes me stronger each day as I try to become better at this mission life! I am sooo weak in so many ways. But he strengthens me to love more fully, open my mouth to everyone, and discern the needs of those around me! He cares enough for his children that he called one of his weak little daughters on a mission to tell them he loves them, and will make their burdens light if they will only come unto him. Its incredible no matter how much I mess up, something good will come of it if I come unto him. And know that he is God, he has complete and total control of the work that is going on in Washington, Missouri.
I love you guys! I cannot believe how much you guys are growing together as a family. You are poopendous! Keep up the good work. So glad to hear you had family home evening :) Keep doing what you know is right, keep trying  your hardest to live your lives in accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and He will make up the rest.

Love,
Sister Haderlie
P.S. Tell Grandma I really loved her package. She is the best. I love you all so much!

Monday, April 14, 2014

I am so excited for Easter!

You guys sound and look like you are having a BLAST! Wow. THANK YOU for sending pictures. I live for pictures!! I am printing them and putting them on my wall of wonder (picture wall). You don't realize how much goes on back home until you read it in an email! I am glad you got your Birthday card. I laughed so hard at that card. "I wanna wanna help you eat your cake" was my favorite part. I know how much you love the singing cards Mom...haha.

Well we had exchanges this past week....That seems like a month ago! In a totally good way. Time is flying by. But the days are long. I can't really explain it. But exchanges were great! I came back with a renewed sense to try harder and be happier with what I am given, the people I have to teach, and the love I have for the people of Washington. It was a really good experience. I learned a lot. Its good to see how other Sisters do it, and take things from them that you can apply, but appreciate the way you and your comp work together as well! I look forward to next transfers exchanges. I exchanged with Sister Zundel. She is soooo cute. She has been out a little over one year. So she has this DOWN! She is cute. And I discovered before I came out I checked out her blog to try to find more out about the mission. So ya that was pretty funny.

Washington is staying at kind of a plateau. But I don't feel like we are not trying our hardest. The numbers truly do not match our efforts. Sister Martinez and I have asked ourselves a question that really has helped me to feel at peace with what I am doing. We asked if Jesus Christ were here in this area, what would he have done with this day? And I truly feel like we are doing what Christ would do. We try to find those who will let us in. We talk with everyone. We carry a smile on our faces, and we are happy. I couldn't be happier! These people just need kindness, love, and happiness shown to them. I have come to know what people mean when they say "Just talk to everyone" this week. It has been a good week. I don't feel like I am failing as a missionary, although some might look at our numbers and think we are. I feel good with what is happening in Washington, it is a slow progression for them all. This area just needs to know we love and care. They need to know we don't just want to preach to them, but we want to show them the path to eternal life, because we love them.
I love this work. I love that I grow closer to my Savior everyday I am out here. He is amazing. He cares so much for me and my well being while he also cares for everyone else in the world! It's amazing.

Family and friends, I need you to watch the bible video this week on lds.org. I need you too. It is amazing. I wish I had an Ipad so I could show members, investigators, and the world. It was so real. It felt so real, I don't know if I have ever related the atonement of Jesus Christ to my life as much as I did in the 3 minutes I watched that video. I am a super visual person though. So I guess to each is own. There is so much power in that video though. Here I will give you the link. I cannot stress the importance of watching that video!!

http://easter.mormon.org/?cid=HPTU041514694
I am so excited for Easter. The video is exactly the message Easter should bring into our lives. Easter is my favorite Holiday I think. Everything just becomes so beautiful! We feel a sense to change something in our lives. Spring is a season for miracles. We have been challenging Less Actives, Members, Investigators to think of a goal they can set for the spring season. Spiritual goals are always best, but then again all GOOD goals will help you spiritually.
I invite all of you to make new goals for the Spring! Strive to come closer to our Savior Jesus Christ, Learn more of his atonement, and what it really means to you personally. I love the atonement so much. It is everything. Every principle of the gospel is an appendage from it. It is the center of all we do.

Another talk that I loved from General conference is Elder Holland's when he spoke of Jesus Christ and how he was SO bold. He stepped on peoples toes because he knew what they needed to hear. Jesus Christ is our perfect example. I don't know if I have ever felt the importance of learning and following his example more in my life than now. Developing Christlike attributes, learning more of him and his life should be something we constantly want to do, and should do each day. There is nothing more important. Because as we learn of Christ, and truly understand him, we will want nothing more than to help others know of him, and come closer to him.
I am so grateful that I have this gospel in my life. I am so grateful for the knowledge that he knows me, and knows exactly what I need, and am feeling. He is my everything. I could not do anything without him. I love my Savior. And I know he loves me. I know he does and did everything for me. So I will strive each day to let others know he did and can do the same for them! He loves us one by one. Nothing is more true than that.
I love you all so much. I am so proud of all of the righteous decisions you are making! Continue to endure on the path back to our Heavenly Father. Stay true to what you know is right. Do not forget who made you, and who preserves you. Do not forget who can heal you.
Love,
Sister Izzy Haderlie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

General Conference was amazing.

All is good here in Washington! We are continuing to search for new investigators. Some of our investigators are harder to get to these days. But we still continue to work with them. Soo Dylan up and moved to Iowa momentarily without telling us! So that was pretty surprising to us. He was progressing so well! But we found two new investigators this week. Ones name is Christine, she has been reading the Book of Mormon to her daughter every night before bed, for quite some time! We were so overjoyed when we had heard that news! Where do these people come from!? WOW. But for the most part we are just continually working hard and trying to spread the word that He lives, that the truth is once again restored, and God works through a living prophet today!

General Conference was amazing. I got such a renewed sense of my purpose as a daughter of God who has the knowledge of the truth, my purpose as a missionary, and my duty to tell others of the truths that I hold so precious as both a missionary and a daughter of a king! I am so blessed to be a part of this church, of the church of Jesus Christ. To be a part of such a wonderful work! We are blessed to have Prophets and Apostles who love us dearly, and give us direction that comes directly from our Father in Heaven! How incredible that God loves us enough and is willing to help us out as much as possible on our life here on earth! He has not deserted us! He will never leave us comfortless.
President shared a thought from conference in his weekly email that I thought was incredible, he quoted Dieter F. Uchtdorf: "Don't Sleep through the restoration"

In President Uchtdorf's talk in the Priesthood session of General conference he told the story of Rip VanWinkle sleeping through the American Revolution and how we should not miss the "Restoration". He says that many of us see the restoration as something that has already passed, but that is untrue! We are still living in it.

He stated Article of Faith 9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
WE ARE LIVING IN THE RESTORATION! Kind of cool to think about.  Ask yourself the questions President Ucthdorf asked priesthood brethren "Are you sleeping through the restoration?" When we are done with our period here on earth, what will we be able to say that we contributed to this significant part of Human History, and to the furthering of the Lord's work? Uchtdorf then asks will you be able to say that you rolled up our sleeves and labored with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength in the Lord's vineyard? Or will you have to claim your roll as an observer?

President then went on to say "As missionaries I could not help but also think of "Don't sleep through your mission" only to wake up down the road and realize that it has passed you by. May I suggest to all if you have not done so already, place both feet solidly on the ground, work hard and become a missionary. Make the most of this time here in the mission field so that you don't wake up to the feeling that some how you missed this great opportunity."
President Uchtdorf then mentions three reasons why we might get a little bit sleepy when building the kingdom of God. My favorite part is that he does not just go into the three major reasons right away, he pauses, and invites us to "ponder if any might apply", and asks if we see need for improvement we need to consider what needs to be done to "improve for the better". WOW. This is an apostle of the Lord speaking to us. If he takes the time to stop in his talk and invites us to consider what we can take from his talk, we definitely need to be listening. God not only wants us to hear this, but we NEED to hear it. The three reasons he gives are:
1. Selfishness
Do not have the attitude of "What is in it for me?". Stop right there. This attitude is completely contrary to everything this work, God's work, is about. If we seek self service over selfless service we are only handicapping ourselves and our own progression.
He also tells us that "selfie" was proclaimed as word of the year by Websters dictionary. That's embarrassing. (Good thing our family uses the word "facie"). But how self conceited are we!? How wrong are we, this life is NOT about us, this life is about us helping God build his kingdom up on earth. Its about us helping God's children to progress and come unto Christ. He says that the remedy is found in the Words of Christ. (Matt 16:25-29)

 25 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.

 26 And now for a man to take up his cross, is to deny himself all ungodliness, and every worldly lust, and keep my commandments.

 27 Break not my commandments for to save your lives; for whosoever will save his life in this world, shall lose it in the world to come.

 28 And whosoever will lose his life in this world, for my sake, shall find it in the world to come.

 29 Therefore, forsake the world, and save your souls; for what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Those who serve others will not sleep through the restoration.

2. Addiction
Negative habits have the capacity to become huge addictions. We have a divine destiny that only we can fulfill and through falling into Satan's trap, we cannot fulfill that roll, especially the priesthood brethren, who hold the power of God. We are not meant to be "imprisoned in straight jackets of our own making". He asks us to keep in mind that addictions are easier to prevent than to cure. For those who are struggling now, remember that there is always hope found through the Savior's atonement. Seek help from the church, and from your family. Keep trying, don't give up, don't loose faith, He will give you the power of deliverance, he will set you free!
Men, and Women, who realize the importance of not falling into the traps of Satan, or that there is a way out through our Savior and his atonement, "Will not sleep through the restoration".

3.  Priorities!

Put family first, Put God first! Remember our purpose here on earth. Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind! Love thy neighbor as thyself. Everything else in life should be secondary to these 2 commandments. We have committed to demonstrating our love and devotion to these 2 commandments. Always remember that.

There is to much at stake for us to give only a half-hearted effort to this sacred work! Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is an effort that is made once and for all!
I love you guys! You are the best! Don't give up and never loose faith! Keep your heart close to the Lord! ALWAYS work hard to further the work so that we can stand before God together and say that we rolled up our sleeves and worked with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength! DO NOT SLEEP THROUGH THE RESTORATION!
Love, Sister Izzy Haderlie

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pictures of Izzy in the mission


Ready for General Conference

Sister Haderlie & Sister Martinez

Sis. Haderlie, Sis. Martinez, Elders Abad and Cox

This is where I am meant to be!

Malo e Lelei family!

Wow. I thought I was getting better at not crying. But then bam you send some sweet pictures of the best day ever and boom I am an emotional wreck in front of everyone at the library. EVERYONE in those pictures seems SO beyond happy. I am so glad that the family could be all together on such a beautiful day. I cannot wait to see more pictures. I am so blessed that we have the knowledge that we can be together forever as families. And that Liz is part of our eternal family now! What a blessing that God loves us enough to let us share the rest of forever with the people who were with us through the hardest part of Gods plan for us! Our life here on earth. I cannot even begin to think of anyone else I would want to spend eternity with than you guys! ALL OF YOU. Grandparents, cousins, Aunts, Uncles. The whole lot of you. I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for such amazing people in my life.
That is CRAZY that my comp is Mikey's cousin haha and they are super tight. Sister Dorris here in our ward showed Sister Martinez and I Mikey's post on Facebook....Hopefully that's not like mission illegal or something. Sister Martinez was more than stoked! Sister Dorris also told me you commented on Sister Hervey's picture of us at the Women's Broadcast.....oh mom....I love you to the moon and back and then back and forth a lot of times. This life is so amazing. I cannot even begin to thank my Heavenly Father for all he has given me up to this point in my life. I am so blessed to be out here letting people know of the same truths that bring me happiness everyday! It's not something I am trying to sell, it's not a job that I have to do, it's nothing like that! It's the fact that I have felt of God's love in my life, I know my savior lives. I believe more than anything that the Plan of Salvation is God's plan for us to return back to him. And that families are forever! And I want others to be as happy as me!
Well Sister Martinez and I were discussing the other day that getting doors slammed in your faces is not as bad as it sounds. Don't get me wrong its hard because you KNOW that you have the answers to so many questions they might have and you know you that if only they knew the importance of the message we have to share! But I mean I really LIKE tracting. Because those people who do listen are ALL worth it! Dylan oh man. I just feel another baptism coming up. Although he lost his phone so its hard to get in contact with him. But his spirit is SO strong! But he didn't come to church yesterday but he did last week. Man we have to visit with him soon....But he is SO AWESOME! And tracting is worth it. Although the big push right now is for member missionary work. So we need to try to get referrals from members when we have dinners....Its so hard because they always say "I knew that questions was coming" but they don't have anyone to give us! Man.....So we tract and that is where all of our investigators right now are from. Tracting. 

You guys need to start being missionaries back home! In the wise words of our ward mission leader here "Call yourself on a mission" Not literally but try to find those people who need the gospel! That's the only way that everyone will have the chance to hear about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ! If members do their part, along side the missionaries! So this is a call to action....make up family mission plans, set goals for how many times you are going to share the gospel that week, member or not! Become a member missionary, get your family involved in the work! If we are truly converted to this gospel then we will not be able to keep our mouths shut about it! I am working on this myself. Becoming truly converted! 

Although this week was not as successful as we had planned for it to be. I realized some weeks are just like that! We set goals, invite people, and then our investigators have the choice to accept the invitation and follow up or not. We never know or can say what they will do! But we just keep inviting. The Ashton's 11 year old son wants to get baptized, but his mother would like to enter into the waters of baptism with him! So it a blessing in disguise. It might take a little longer than we anticipated it too, but we are working hard to bring the whole Ashton family to the truth! We are hoping that our other investigators will have the desire to be baptized as well. Brother Dykgraaf was baptized last week, the Ashton family came to that and Dylan (our other investigator) said he felt a power SO strong that he wanted to touch it! PRIESTHOOD POWER is what that is! And the Holy Ghost witnessing to all who were there that God lives, and he loves us, and that baptism is the gateway to the path back to our Father in Heaven. I know this work can seem hard at times. Especially when you feel you worked so hard, but the numbers just don't seem to match your efforts. But I know that true conversion takes time, and we want them to be truly converted so they have the desire to endure to the end. And these are people, God's children, who we are talking about. Not just numbers!

I am so blessed to be part of such a great work. The work of salvation, God's work. I am so proud to say I am a servant in this part of his vineyard here on earth. And I am blessed to have so many family members and friends who support me with letters, emails, and all sorts of things! I cannot imagine anything I would rather be doing right now. This is where I am meant to be! Love you all so much!

Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
This can be applied to the family, and I thought it fit seeing that we just had a marriage in the family. Mazel Tov!
Represent. TONGA FO LYFE.

It's the final countdown!

Malo e lelei family!

It's the final countdown! I cannot believe my brother who was in the same spot as me last year at this time is getting married for time and all eternity! Who would have every thunk! I am sure he didn't think it would all happen so quickly. And Annelise! I cannot believe yours is coming up so quickly as well! WOW. I can't believe how old you all are. I guess WE I am only 4 years behind...interesting.
Where do I begin. This past week was a mix of everything. We have found two new investigators while I have been here. One's name is Dylan and he is just soooo interested in everything about this gospel. He is so receptive to everything. We taught our second lesson to Dylan on Tuesday night. We brought a recent convert named Chelsea, she said that she felt the spirit so strong at that lesson. As much as she felt it when she was being converted. I honestly think it is Dylan. He is a powerhouse of spiritual experiences! He comes with an open mind and an open heart to just listen to what we have to say. And he says he has been looking for a religion that gives him that tingling in his spine that he only feels when he plays the guitar in worship bands. BUT he feels it constantly with us. At the end of that lesson we invited him to be baptized. It caught him a little off guard, but did not scare him, he said he needs to learn some more. But he is not closed to the idea. Now he knows! It was an amazing lesson. He loves that we have a prophet who speaks for God on the earth today! Just like in times of old. I am telling you he is amazing.  

I wish you could meet him. He is ready for this gospel to change his life. Well then Wednesday came and that night we lost the phone. So that kind of stressful because that is how all of everyone here contacts us. And I know that most missions don't have phones, but its one thing to have one, and have it be a part of your missionary work. And then not have it. You can do it without one, but when you where doing it with one and then....BAM its gone it gets tough. People start cancelling and meetings are changed around, but you are so out of the loop because you don't have the cell phone. Oh man. It was so hard.

So the next day was District meeting, but we ended up going to the wrong building because the District leader texted everyone to let them know that it was going to actually be at the building in Washington. HA! like 5 minutes away from our apartment, but instead we ended up traveling 30 miles to the building it is usually at. So we were late to district meeting that day. And the phone was totally gone so we could not call anyone to let them know. I cannot even remember Thursday, it is all just a blur. All I know is that it was a crazy day full of event after event after event. We were exhausted. But we had to teach the Book of Mormon class that night. So we went into it hoping that our investigators would show up. And THEY DID! Last weeks class was amazing. We had Dylan, David, and Mark there, with some members from our ward, and the ward mission leader, Brother Wagemann (who is amazing). I cannot even remember what was said in that class, but I just know that everyone worked together to teach Dylan and talk about the Book of Mormon. And the spirit was there testifying with us. Sister Martinez and I were blown away with how much it took off. Dylan said that the tingling in his spine was seriously there. He even said we might have to "Dunk him next" haha he is so ready. He just eats this gospel up! I love to be a part of it. I love to be a part of helping him come unto Christ. As his relationship with God and Jesus Christ grow I feel so overwhelmingly happy. Its like watching your child go through some of life's biggest events!
Yesterday was stake conference and Mark, David, and Dylan all showed up!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW AMAZING THAT IS!? They made that effort to show up. I was so beyond grateful. Mark brought a pen and paper and wrote down any questions he has about the meeting, and the things that were taught and testified of. I forget that people don't know we lived with God before the life, and don't understand the importance of temple ordinances because its just something we have always known!! It's like teaching a child. But not in a mean way, they really just don't know anything about this gospel. Its fun to be a part in God and the Holy Ghost working together to teach them! But we have more lessons with Dylan this week and we will address his concerns. 

 I took part in a baptism yesterday. His name is Mark and he is, wow. He's pretty cool. The spirit was so strong there, I know God and Jesus Christ were there smiling so much for Mark. Sounds strange, but I felt so much love in my heart, I know that God was there. And the Holy Ghost was so overwhelmingly strong in that room! I got to teach him for like a tiny bit, but at that point he was all ready to get baptized. Sister Martinez, and Sister Calton (the companionship before) found Erica and Eric's family which Mark lives with right now (it's his older sister) and we are working on the rest of the family right now. There 11 year old son David told us he wants to be baptized its just a matter of when haha. Everything is going SAWEET! I love it. We keep looking for new people to teach all the time. We tracted into a kid named Brad. His mom is not interested at all, and said she is good but Brad was like "I want to learn more". So we gave him a Book of Mormon and asked him to start reading. We also invited him to the Book of Mormon class we have started with the Elders that are in our ward. The class has really taken off. Like I explained before a little. Its just an awesome class! I love being a part of the work that is going on in Washington, MO! Everyone is at such a different stage in there life, but God loves us all the same, and will pour out his spirit the same to us if we desire to come unto Christ and be perfected in him. If we have a desire to learn more truths in our lives! I love this gospel. And the opportunity it gives each of us to learn something new each day, to come closer to Christ each day. Its a journey that never ends. We should all be in the same boat as Dylan, a new investigator to the church. We should be finding something new each day that we desire to learn more about. The Holy Ghost should always be guiding us down righteous paths. Repenting each day, and coming closer to our Savior Jesus Christ.   
This week Sister Martinez and I's goal is to instill a sense of urgency into our investigators who are just stuck right now. To help push them towards baptism, or help them realize the importance of baptism. If they don't we need to clean out our teaching pool. Which is something that is bold, and heart wrenching because we love all of our investigators, but maybe it is not there time. We are not giving up. Just waiting for a different time, or a different set of missionaries can help them more than we can. But we hope to set a baptismal date for David, he seems so ready. I hope that he can be a good influence on the rest of the family. With him and Mark both being baptized, I think it could really help the rest of the family. But I hope that at Mark's baptism they felt the spirit that was there. I am excited for our lesson with them tomorrow to ask how they felt and be bold but loving with them. They are really amazing people. And they are such a loving family! We just need to get that spark that was there ignited again. Hopefully it all works out for the best! Actually I know it will, God has control.
I love you guys so much! Wish Todd and Liz the best of Luck for all eternity! The next time I hear from you guys Todd will be a married man. And then Annelise is next! So many exciting events happening right now! Don't go too crazy in the Haderlie house, I expect it to still be standing by the time I get home.
xOxOXxo

(big hug, little kiss, big kiss, little hug) 

Ofa 'Atu!